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Increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

Washington - The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to the U.S. CDC.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Review: New on DVD for February 25 Special

This week’s releases include live-action and animated comedies from the small screen; an otherworldly superhero with an amazing bonus feature; a couple of Oscar contenders; and two that were left off the ballot.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 4 comments

Toxin success in wiping out HIV

An antibody-toxin combination has shown shown success in killing residual traces of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) hiding out in the organs of mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New toxin could help tackle obesity

Irvine - Scientists have shown that a synthetic peptide derived from a sea anemone toxin has potentially potent weight-regulating effects in relation to obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Justice at last? The Nigerian baby mixture scandal

Barewa Pharmaceutical Ltd have been prosecuted in Nigeria for producing contaminated ‘My Pikin’ baby mixture, which caused the death of 84 children.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New York City Mayor Bloomberg targeted with ricin letter

New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to have been the target of a ricin attack after a letter his office received tested positive for the deadly toxin.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Bacteria harnessed to ‘create’ gold

Using a form of ‘microbial alchemy’, scientists have used a special type of bacterium to turn liquid gold into more valuable 24-carat gold.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

GM crop technology backfires as farmers need more pesticides

A newly-released, peer-reviewed study reveals that the cultivation of genetically engineered crops has increased pesticide usage by hundreds of millions of pounds.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Monsanto's Bt corn — breeding superbugs & harming human health

Monsanto's genetically modified Bt corn is having its roots munched by super-rootworms and other superbugs, putting corn crops at risk, and yet more evidence is found of the dangers to human health.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Potassium Cyanide requests has Toronto Police looking for man

Toronto - The Toronto Police Service are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly requested Potassium Cyanide on two occasions at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Banned drug found in Chinese meat products

A banned drug called Clenbuterol is still showing up in some meat products from China, resulting in health problems such as stomach pains and heart palpitations for consumers.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Algae toxin may kill cancer cells

A recent collaborative study says a powerful fish-killing toxin, known as euglenophycin, could have cancer-killing properties.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

FBI Arrest Man For Possession of Puff Fish Toxin

The FBI raided and Illinois man's home on Monday and arrested and charged the man with possession of tetrodotoxin which is a deadly toxin found in puffer fish.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 16 comments

Toxin scare affects mozzarella sales in Italy

Buffalo herds in Naples have been quarantined on suspicion that they may contain high levels of dioxin in their system. The area where the animals grazed, inspectors found toxic wastes illegally dumped by the mafia.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Environmental Group's Suit Alleges Toxin in iPhones

An Oakland environmental group has filed a complaint against the popular iPhone, saying the device contains a reproductive toxin that violates California law. Apple has 60 days to respond to the complaint.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

Study warns barbecue lovers about toxin

Barbecue lovers beware of toxin!
In the Media by Lop the Rick - 4 comments
 

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